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High Mileage Champions – Tough Used Cars

High Mileage Champions – Tough Used Cars

Not all our clients are the same, Courtenay used car shoppers commute long distances and need reliable used cars that can handle high-mileage. Likewise some cars are much better for economy, luxury, handling, or reliability. We’ve put together a list of local high-mileage champions to look for.

Good Used Trucks for Hauling Motorbikes

Good Used Trucks for Hauling Motorbikes

Got a motocross bike but nowhere to ride? Want to attend a cruise in another city and need a way to haul a motorcycle? A good used truck makes hauling motorbikes easy, especially if you have a nearby hill/mound to back up to, or a plank/ramp, for easy loading. You’ll also want some tie down […]

Best Cars for Camping in BC

Best Cars for Camping in BC

Just as there’s some really good/bad days to be out camping in BC, there’s some really good/bad vehicles to go out camping with. We tapped some of our automotive experience to help sort the good from the bad and we even had time to made some campsite suggestions for folks in the lower mainland.

GM Ignition Switch Recall: 100 Dead

GM Ignition Switch Recall: 100 Dead

There’s been some big automotive recalls, like the Toyota gas pedal recall of 2009-2010 that was linked to at least 37 deaths & applied to over 4 million vehicles sold worldwide, and Ford’s transmission problems where 12 deaths & over 100 accidents were tied to faulty transmissions slipping from park into reverse. Not all the […]

Retirement Rides

Retirement Rides

For people facing retirement where they have physical limitations that aren’t impairing their ability to drive, owning a safe, reliable, and comfortable vehicle is still a very important part of life. Too mature for this? Too young for this? Are you trying to plan retirement? Looking for a dependable car or truck that you can […]

4 Crazy Car Trends to watch for in 2015

4 Crazy Car Trends to watch for in 2015

2014 Was a great year for Galaxy Motors and 2015 promises to be an even better year with a brand new dealership opening up in Courtenay and many big things planned for the new year. The automotive world saw 2014 ramping up towards some crazy car trends that are sure to continue to be popular […]

Can Galaxy Motors shop for a specific used car?

Can Galaxy Motors shop for a specific used car?

Let’s say you live in Duncan or the surrounding Cowichan Valley area and your needs are specific: Within your budget 4 star crash rating minimum Hatchback for easy loading/un-loading AWD for your steep un-paved driveway in the spring rain Low mileage or proof of mechanical upkeep Red. The paint must be bright red. The first […]

Best cars for Nanaimo residents

Best cars for Nanaimo residents

Nanaimo is such a remarkably beautiful city with a diverse population of residents. The proximity to both Vancouver and Victoria makes it an excellent place to settle in for family or work. Residents wishing to explore the island’s natural wonders, or travel around in the backwoods of the interior will likely find that a vehicle […]

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